Many Thanks to Our May Meeting Presenter, Libby Ives!

  Libby is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is one of the two recipients of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Society's scholarship selected by KMGS's own Bernice McCloskey in 2018. Libby shared a fascinating presentation on glaciers and what they leave behind. She also brought some of [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00June 19th, 2019|Club Blog|0 Comments

2017 Christmas Song for Rock Hounds

KMGS Christmas Carol – Sing to the tune of “Silver Bells”!  Chorus Silver Bells (silver bells) Silver Bells (silver bells) Its Christmas time in the city Ring- a-ling (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (hear them ring) Soon it will be Christmas day. Verse One On a rock pile, there were miners, excavating for gems In the [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00December 23rd, 2017|Travel blog|0 Comments

2017 Mazon Creek

Mazon Creek Concretions at Coal City Illinois Saturday morning early; about five am, we drove south to Coal City Illinois.  We met with some fellow Rock Hounds from ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois) and went to an abandoned tailings pile outside of town, left idle since the coal mines closed in the mid 1960's.  [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00September 18th, 2017|Travel blog|57 Comments


CONGRATULATIONS While perusing the latest issue of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Newsletter, I noticed that one of our members has received honorable mention in the AFMS category of “adult articles".   This is in addition to the second place award in this category from the Midwest Federation. The article “MOONWALKING” is posted on our [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|313 Comments

KMGS 2017 Picnic

We had a beautiful day for our KMGS picnic at Nixon park in Hartland.   About 25 to 30 members showed up to "talk rocks", show off what they have found so far this summer, swap stories, and make plans for future field trips.   And of course EAT.   John Rettler presented a new [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00August 22nd, 2017|Travel blog|0 Comments

The Irene Mine

The Irene Mine – Belvidere IL.                                      July 16th, 2017 On Sunday morning the ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, invited the KMGS to “piggy-back” on a field Trip with them to the Irene Mine near Belvidere Illinois. The open-pit style Dolomite Limestone Mine is known for exposing Gastropods, Cephalopods, Brachiopods, Trilobites, Horn Coral and [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:43-06:00July 27th, 2017|Travel blog|0 Comments

Germantown, 4th of July, 2017

  A KMGS 4th of July The Kettle Moraine Geological Society (KMGS) celebrated the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, by attending and hosting an exhibit at the Germantown, Wisconsin post Parade event on Tuesday the 4th of July. It was true Americana! The weather was sunny and warm in the [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:44-06:00July 10th, 2017|Travel blog|0 Comments